The Night in Question

The Night in Question

Stories

Book - 1996
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Baker & Taylor
In a collection of short stories, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown

Blackwell North Amer
A man is shot dead while standing in line at the bank, another is fired for printing an obituary of a citizen as yet undeceased. A young woman visits her father following his nervous breakdown, and a devoted sister is profoundly unsettled by the sermon her brother insists on reciting. Whether in childhood or Vietnam, in memory or the eternal present, these people are revealed in the extenuating, sometimes extreme circumstances of everyday life, and in the complex consequences of their decisions - that, for instance, can bring together an innocent inner-city youth and a little girl attacked, months earlier, by a dog in a wintry park. Yet each story, however crucial, is marked by Mr. Wolff's compassionate understanding and humor.

Baker
& Taylor

In a new collection of short stories by the acclaimed author of This Boy's Life and In Pharoah's Army, one man is shot while waiting in a bank line, another is fired for writing a premature obituary, and a woman visits her father after his mental breakdown. 30,000 first printing. Tour.

Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1996
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679402183
0679402187
Branch Call Number: FICTION WOLFF
Characteristics: 206 p. ; 24 cm

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